Just imagine: you’re sinking into the soft fur interior, bounding across the mystical countryside of Japan, and the Love Theo hits the “running, running, running” of the first verse at approximately :45 seconds where he sounds exactly like Jack Antonoff. Imagine that and try to tell me that wouldn’t be a magically healing experience.
Despite his stage name sounding like a desperate plea—or even a demand—to be loved, Love Theo revels in authenticity. In a world that is brutally manufactured and produced, Love Theo reminds you that being authentic is always going to be more refreshing and accepted in the end. All you have to do is watch any one of his videos to understand how much he values this authenticity.
The ideas expressed in this song are just as relatable to me now as they were when I was Love Theo’s age, which I can only guess is at least a decade younger than me based on the fact that I think he looks 14, knowing that means he’s several years older than that. If that last sentence didn’t make sense to you, then maybe you’re too young to understand. Come back in a couple years and maybe you’ll get it.
Just to wrap up a couple of things: if you haven’t watched My Neighbor Totoro, then you should, and if you haven’t listened to “Fuzz Bus” by Love Theo, then you should. Right now. Right here.